compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
and ACKNOWLEDGE the CAUSE - IS to
It is somewhat of a coincidence that following Andrew Cohen's recent
that an excerpt from Volume I of the Ken Wilber Life Footnotes collection,
should be referenced in an Integral Life - Future of Buddism post .
In it Ken shares two of his earliest encounters with Zen Buddhism while on
retreat with Roshi Philip Kapleau in Mexico. Here Ken learned some of his
earliest lessons in nondual awareness: that one's mind and one's
environment are NOT separate, that the journey to ultimate truth is
staggeringly simple but rarely straight and narrow, and that enlightened
consciousness can sometimes slam down on you from high above,
squishing you and your preconceptions like a bug.
Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer have described the BLIND SPOT, in their epic LEADING from the EMERGING FUTURE, as follows ...
"The current system produces results that nobody wants. Below the surface
of what we call the landscape of social pathology lies a structure that
supports existing patterns. For example, in an organisation, a departmental
structure defines the division of labour and people's professional identities.
In a modern society, the governmental, business, and non-governmental
sectors all develop their own ways of coordinating and self-organising in a
rapidly changing and highly intertwined world. A structure is a pattern of
relationships. IF we want to transform how our society responds to
continue to collectively [re]enact."
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